2018 Prize Competitions Announced

In 2018 the DAAD/GSA Book Prizes will be awarded for the best book in Germanistik or cultural studies published in 2016 or 2017 and for the best book in history or social sciences published in 2017.

Under the provision of the DAAD grant, eligibility is restricted to authors who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States and Canada. Translations, editions, anthologies, memoirs, and books that have been previously published are not eligible.

Inquiries, nominations, and submissions for the history and social sciences prize should be sent to the History and Social Sciences Committee chair, Professor Anthony Steinhoff (History, Université du Québec à Montréal, steinhoff.anthony@uqam.ca) by 10 March 2018. The other members of the committee are Professors Carina Johnson (Pitzer College) and Michael Meng (Clemson University).

Inquiries, nominations, and submissions for the Germanistik or cultural studies prize should be sent to the Germanistik and Cultural Studies Committee Chair, Professor Mara Wade (German, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, mwade@illinois.edu), by 10 March 2018. The other members of the committee are Professors Vance Byrd (German, Grinnell College) and Marco Abel (English, University of Nebraska, Lincoln).

The DAAD Article Prize will be awarded in 2018 for the best article in any discipline published in the German Studies Review in 2017. The committee members are Professors Yaïr Mintzker (History, Princeton University), Harry Liebersohn (History, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana), May Mergenthaler (Germanic Languages and Literatures, Ohio State University), and Laurie Marhoefer (History, University of Washington).

The prize for the Best Essay in German Studies by a Graduate Student will again be awarded in 2018. The deadline for nominations and submissions is 15 March 2018. Papers should be 6,000-9,000 words in length. The winner will be published in the German Studies Review. Nominations and submissions should be sent to the committee chair, Professor Margaret Lewis (History; University of Tennessee, Martin, mlewis47@utm.edu). The other members of the committee are Professor Holly Yanacek (German, James Madison University) and Peter Yoder (History, Independent Scholar).

The Sybil Halpern Milton Book Prize is awarded every other year, and will again be awarded in 2019 for the best book in Holocaust Studies published in 2017 or 2018.